In sales, definitely Off road, Pajero will kill the XUV! But on normal roads, XUV500 I guess can beat the Pajero.
Pajero is one of the few true off roaders but XUV is more of a stylish MUV meant for the Urban drive
The XUV500 all-wheel drive has more power and torque than the Pajero SFX (140 bhp vs 108 bhp, 330 Nm vs 290 Nm). It also has a 6-speed gearbox that can propel it to 170 kmph, while the Pajero struggles beyond 120-130 kmph. But that’s only on the highway. Take the scene off-road and the Pajero will eat the XUV500 for breakfast – the Pajero with its…[Read more]
Incomparable…XUV and Pajero both are meant for different use. Pajero has proven itself to be the best off-roader and XUV still has to prove its credentials.. “Can a BABY challenge his DADY “
Not just off road. The unsettled suspension of the XUV means that it will have a hard time keeping up with a well driven Pajero on undulating or (much)less than perfect B roads. Perhaps the only place where the XUV can really leave the Pajero eating dust is on a well surfaced open highway. Otherwise, a Pajero in expert hands is almost untouchable.
The Thar and the Xenon 4×4 are two poles apart really. The Xenon has Tata’s tried and tested 2.2 litre engine, and the Borg-Warner electric shift 4×4 system, with low ratio. However, with its higher kerb weight and longer overhangs, the Xenon is not as good as the Thar 4×4 CRde off-road. The Thar with its short wheelbase is much better off-road.…[Read more]
xenon 4×4 is actually sold in middle east but in india thar is best and value fo money and adventure
@Roshun Povaiah @Pushpak Madhavi many thanks for your reply sirs
17 inch too big for Verna. It will adversely affect ride quality as well. Best stick to 16 inchers.
The Verna’s stock size of 16 inches is good enough. It already has 195/55 R16 tyres – the most optimum for it. If you upsize to 205… it may be a bit too big for the car.
16 bcoz 17 inch will be difficult to drive on bumpy road and it will dug u r 17 inch wheels
Car companies will leave the country if the government forces them to make specific variants.
It’s a tough call. On one hand the government is seeking investments and car companies have been expanding their operations in the country. Launching variants is a call car companies take depending on the market demand. Now with the diesel demand, a lot of car cos have been expanding diesel capacity. Any sudden changes in regulation will affect…[Read more]
suv s and muv s not feasible in petrol at least in india
i have witnessed – so many sedan car owners are driving their cars on cng and their manufacturer warranty has lapsed due to cng . One of the Maruti dealer has already sent Ertiga for CNG fitment. By this customers can get company fitted cng with warranty
bcoz govt. suckssssssssssssss
Anupam, it will be interesting to see how they fit CNG in the Ertiga. The boot does not have any space for a cylinder – which means they’ll have to do away with the last row of seats. I’d love to see how its done.
Please be clear as what you mean by ‘better steering’?
I think what Sudhi means to ask is, that the steering in the Gen 1 Wagon R was light, but not as light as the new i20. Sudhi, not really – the i20 has a light steering alright, but not something that’s a deal breaker. Yes, it lacks the precise feel as say the Swift or Figo, but is fine in city traffic.
apologies for not being clear. Roshun, your assumption is correct. my usage will be around 1500kms a month and 40% of which is on highway (of course i will be driving on high speeds – 130′s). I am concerned with the lighter steering and suspension at high speeds.
swift may be a good option but there are sooooo many on road. and it lacks luggage space.
even in city FE is important for me. I am open for other suggestions. please help me out. thanks
How about the Dzire? You get good mileage, boot, and fuel efficiency too. No problem with steering either. Figo diesel? Good driver’s car, no problem with steering etc.
Dzire seems to be good. a practical car. the problem with me is I am a gadget freak and i20 is pulling me strongly because of its gadgets. at the same time mileage and stability are also very important for me. felt dzire is that powerful, so thought about Ertiga for a while, but its way out of my budget (even VDI). whats your take on Manza?
Manza owners have told us the car is great. It is extremely value for money, too. But remember, the car is not meant to be driven at 130 kmph. It can do it, but 99 % of Manza owners would not try it, and Tata would have developed the car considering the vast majority. So then it doesn’t sound like a good idea does it… I could suggest the Etios…[Read more]
As far as gadgetry goes and good driving feel, suspension and high speed handling, the Punto diesel Dynamic is also a car you should look at. However, please do test drive the i20 too before you make a choice. You may like it.
i did take i20 test drive (in city conditions) and liked it very much. getting to know that highway characteristics is getting difficult as the hyundai dealership is saying they dont have time for that. Punto is one car i am always loved but again all the reviews says, i20 has better mileage than punto 90 hp version .
Apologies for asking lot of questions. It is a big investment for me and it will be difficult for me if something goes wrong.
Sudhi, everyone here is more than happy to answer your questions We know how important this decision is for you. That said if you are a gadget freak the i20 is full of features ad has almost o compariso. Its steering too may not be as interactive as say the Swift but that is by no means a sore point for it. It drives really well both on…[Read more]
Sudhi, since you say its a big investment, I would strongly recommend the Maruti Suzuki Dzire which is the safest buy. You can’t go wrong in buying a car that the masses love, as it sells in excess of 15,000 units since the launch of new Dzire in Feb 2012. Mileage is superb, maintenance costs will be low and resale value will be good.
getting tempted with TATA’s offer on Manza, getting an overall discount of 70k +. what do you say experts???
Manza diesel? It’s a good bet. Tata is trying to push sales of the Manza. It’s a solidly built, spacious car, but somehow doesn’t feel great to drive. But that’s a personal opinion. Test one and see. A Rs. 70,000 discount is hard to argue with.
yes on Diesel. and i got a feeling, i can bargain for 10 more k. my cousin has one and i drove it. drive was okay till i reach 100-110, post that, i felt the engine is struggling to pull. but the real time FE was showing as 25. not sure how true it was…
You will get close to that 25 kmpl figure if you manage to drive steadily at that speed, but thats a bit difficult right? It is just telling you that you are driving in a very optimal manner. In practice, you cant keep it up and the economy would drop. But still not too badly I am sure. If it says 25, you will get approx 22-23 on highway if you…[Read more]
It’s tough to get those figures in real world conditions. For a small stretch the instant consumption display will show you such brilliant mileage figures. That said, the 90 bhp 1.3 litre Manza diesel can give up to 19-20 kmpl on the highway. But in city – 13-14 kmpl is more like it. (Same engine as Linea diesel / SX4 diesel)
yes offcourse bcoz wagan r has electronic power steering its very smooth and light